Then we had the Dessert Theater fundraiser which both of my kids participated in the symphony (Josh with red tie and Renee playing the flute). We heard the symphony, watched some drama scenes, and participated in some awesome desserts.
As for training – I had another successful week with 70 miles for total distance and feeling strong. The beginning of the week I pushed it hard on the stepper, elliptical, and bike. It’s funny because when I get down with these machines I’m a puddle of sweat and everything around me ends up wet. I look at the guy / gal next to me and their still dry with few signs they’ve even done anything. They must think I’m crazy! I got in 3 evenings of solid weight training, getting stronger each session, and keeping my weight down (don’t want to bulk-up which comes easy for me). My middle of the week tempo run was truly amazing. My plan was to warm-up for the first mile, run the next 6 at 10K pace, and cruse in for the remaining 3. The legs felt strong, breathing normal, HR varying between 160-165 bpm, and just could not slow myself down after 7 miles into it because I felt so good. I ended up running the 10 hilly miles at a 7:19 pace and still had more in the tank. My turnover rate feels faster without redlining my heart rate, and yet it feels comfortable. It may have been just one of those freaky days, or the changes I’ve made with my training plan is starting to pay off. Time will tell!
Saturday was the first of two back-to-back long runs for the week and my son Josh took me out to the
Sunday was another long run but this time I made it a night run at